Join Badminton Victoria in welcoming 2 past coaches with their new business. website http://www.talltreehealth.ca/

Congrats to Brad Jawl and Jeremy Côté.

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5325 Cordova Bay Rd.



Knight to Remember 4th Annual Recreational Tourney 2015 (May 30th)

This is fun recreational event that allows like talents to play each other. Instead of ages this event is based on skill sets as explained below. Entry entitles each participant a  Black Knight T-shirt and one other BK gift. You will have opportunities to use BK racquets for this event as well.

Introduction to the rating system which is used at this recreational event


4th annual Knight to Remember Recreational Tournament 2015

above is the link to enter the event on-line. Just send in the payment to Badminton Victoria

#100-4636 Elk Lake Dr, Victoria, BC, V8Z 5M1

The purpose of this rating system is to provide a tool for badminton coaches and program coordinators which can be used to assess and grade players into an appropriate playing category.


The approach used to create this tool separated badminton into seven basic components:

Game Knowledge; Game Strategy; Shot Technique; Court Movement; Overhead Shots; Underhand Shots; Neutral Shots.

This allows for the construction of a matrix starting at a beginner rating of one (1) all the way to 7 in increments of .5  Each assigned numerical rating equates to an appropriate playing environment. Note: Shot Technique and Game Strategy do not have their own category in the matrix. Shot Technique/Shot Execution is tied directly to the shot being executed: Overhead Shots, Underhand Shots, and Neutral Shots and their variations. Game Strategy is tied to Game Knowledge and can be judged through the successful application of strategy and tactics during game play.



It is important that the assessor understand the definitions for the above components. Here they are in more detail:


Game Knowledge

Game Knowledge covers the spectrum of game concepts/objectives, rules and regulations, lines, counting points, singles, doubles, mixed, game etiquette, tournament rules, role of umpires and referees, and different type of draws. Basically, it covers knowledge about the game, its rules,


Game Strategy

Game Strategy is the employment of movement, shot selection, shot technique and pace at the right moment in order to exploit or create a weakness in your opponents play. It incorporates an understanding of offensive and defensive tactics as well as an ability to ‘read’ your opponent. Game Strategy also includes player positions and badminton shots for doubles, mixed doubles as well as singles games. It covers the basic game objective of ‘get the bird over the net’, to ‘get the bird over the net, keeping it within the playing lines, and placing it out of the reach of your opponent’, creating a tactical advantage or opportunity for you.


Shot Technique

The mechanics of executing particular shots including the starting and final position of the racquet arm, footwork, body movement, racquet angle,  and speed. Shot Technique applies to forehand shots, backhand shots, underhand shots, and neutral shots.



Movement covers all aspects of footwork, forward, backwards, sideways as well as recovery from executing a shot. It can apply to all movements used in overhead shots, underhand shots and neutral shots.


Overhead Shots

Overhead Shots includes clears, drops, and smashes as well as variations of these shots. *


Underhand Shots

Underhand Shots includes serves, lifts, net shots as well as variations of these shots.*


Neutral Shots

Neutral Shots includes drives, blocks, and pushes.*


*All the above shots have variations such as backhands, slices, delayed hits, feints as well as shot pace.



*********************Please note there are 7 levels  from this rating scale but I want this to be a Recreational tourney and therefore I kept out the levels  involving the A level players and higher.

Level Overhead Strokes Underhand Strokes Neutral  Strokes Movement Game Knowledge Appropriate Level of Play
1 – Beginner Can hit 2-3/10 overheads, no accuracy, no depth Very basic underhand shots – service is 2/10 Shuttle contact is less than 20% for neutral shots Mostly static, in-place hitting with occasional movement None to minimalGrip is incorrect Community center, school phys ed class,  low level club or beginner league
1.5 Can hit 5/10 overheads. can hit back to server Learned basic concepts. May or may not hit shuttle consistently Learned basic concepts for a push, and drive. Execution is inconsistent Starting to move to intercept the shuttle but lacks coordination Knows basic linesBasic counting with errors.Grip is basic but correct now Community center, school phys ed class, low level club, or beginner league
2.0 Can hit 8/10 overheads. no placement accuracy. depth:can hit to mid-courtlearning to drop2-3/10 Can serve, but inconsistent in both getting the shuttle to the right place and consistency  (backhand versus forehand serve) Understand the differences between drives, blocks visually but is unable to replicate and is only able to hit shots in the most basic manner Knows the shots must be hit off of racquet foot and that shots at the net must be reached with the racket leg, but is inconsistent. Can keep score, but may get confused when keeping score in doubles.  Just beginning to learn how to rotate in doubles and positioning in singles Community center, school phys ed class or school intramurals, low level club, or beginner/recreational league
2.5 Can hit 10/10 Accuracy: 3/10 placement. mid-court depthDrops: 5/10Pace: low Serves are better, but singles serve does not reach the back line, short serve is  still a bit high at the net and introduction to the flick is underway Can hit neutral strokes with some consistency but still has difficulty in placing the shots where they need to go Beginning toGrasp and utilize  recovery skills Basic singles positioning is understood but difficulty with the speed of recovery, doubles rotation is understood but inconsistent. Scoring is mastered Community center, school intramurals or high school badminton team, low level club/mid-level club, or recreational league, low level tournament play
3.0 20/20 overheadsDepth: back double-service line.Accuracy:  5/10 to FH or BH courtDrop: 8/10, good bird angle

Pace: low


Long serve can consistently go to the back line, short serve is no longer high at the net but still not completely consistent Now can hit the basic underhand strokes  10 times in a row or more. Can now hit a full court clear and a drop consistently in the court (the above shots are not neutral) Movement is now consistent, but not necessarily as quick as needed for a higher level of playPlayer can move backwards on court with advanced skills like shuffle and chasse– Can perform basic defensive scissor kick Understanding of tournament structure is being learned, Scoring is proficient in both singles and doubles High school badminton team, mid-level club, or recreational/competitive league, regional tournament play
3.5 – 100% overheads- Back court line- accuracy 8/10- drops 10/10

– pace low

– basic overhead backhand clear


All serves are now proficient and complete– Can lift a doubles smash straight with ¾ depth Pace and control of all shots is now higher and maintains consistency. Development of crosscourts is now underway but inconsistent Movement skills are now complete in that a player is able to move proficiently around the court be it in singles or doubles Strategy in how to construct points is now beginning to be understood and developed. Although inconsistent the player is now beginning to think ahead of their shots and play High school/secondary badminton team, mid-level club/competitive club, or competitive league, regional/provincial tournament play


Next AGM June 20th, 2015 – Donatations to the Cordova Bay Community Club (tax receipt)

Cordova Bay Community Club

Cordova Bay Community Club

1.) http://sportbc.com/services/national-sport-trust-fund/donors/
2.) Go to donate now
3.) Badminton
4.) P158 – Cordova Bay Community Club – Hall Renewal
5.) put in a dollar amount minimum $100 for a tax receipt
6.) click on the add to Donation
7.) then it takes you to the credit card portion.